March 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM #677490bearishgurlParticipant
[quote=UCGal]From what the “experts” were saying on the TeeVee yesterday SoCal could “only” get up to an 8.0 earthquake – max.
The fault that runs from British Columbia down through Mt. Shasta – along the coast of WA and OR is similar to the one that is active in Japan right now…
Rainier, St. Helens, etc are proof that this fault is active. That’s the fault that could go “big”.[/quote]
Arrrrgggh!! That “baby-boomer mecca” in the giant redwoods and Mt Shasta are on my retirement “short list.” :=ONovember 1, 2012 at 8:45 PM #753633
Wow…..the east coast was really hit hard with Sandy.
I’m reassessing my general disaster preparedness this week.
Extended power outages really causes a lot of pain. I’m gonna be getting some quotes for a natural gas backup generator.
Every natural disaster you see the same thing……long lines at gas stations. Not because of lack of gas, but due to no power to the pumps.
Gas stations should be mandated to have back up gas generators to power the pumpsNovember 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM #753636
Actually, the problem is a real gasoline shortage at this point. Refineries, railroads, ports, and pipelines closed, and only a limited amount can be trucked in from points south.
Gas stations shouldn’t be mandated to have generators, or to even remain open. They’re NOT a public utility, despite what most entitled Americans delude themselves of.November 1, 2012 at 9:16 PM #753637paramountParticipant
The only think I can think that should have mandated backup power is frickin elevators – at least enough reserve battery power to lower the elevator to the next lowest safe floor and open the doors.November 1, 2012 at 9:45 PM #753638
I’m sure you guys will the first to grumble about waiting hours in long lines to fill your tanks after the next earthquake or (fill in your disaster de jour)
I suppose if you fully believe in the free market, enlightened gas station owners who made the investment to put in the backup generator should be able to recoup it by price gouging during emergencies. I”m actually ok with that.November 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM #753640
The problem is actual lack of gas, not lack of power to pump it. Though I anticipated such a thing and have enough food for a week if deliveries slow down due to lack of fuel.
Not grumbling. Sh!t happens, you deal with it. There will always be something. Emergency generators can flood, gas contaminate with water, who knows?
Rush hour into NYC on the 59th St. Bridge this fine morning. I was actually headed in the opposite direction, to a client appointment in Queens, which made the ride quite a bit of … fun:
November 2, 2012 at 2:55 AM #753641
Take care out there spdrun, I was was watching the news out last night, some folks are really hit hard out there. Whole neighborhoods destroyed out there, i’m gonna make a donation to the relief efforts. There is big fund raiser on National TV tonight with the Boss and others.
Yes fundamental supply problem also some refineries out of commission and probably some logistics and transportation issues, some of the news I was hearing was that there were bunch of stations that had full underground gas tanks were still closed due to no power for pumps.
I wonder if it makes sense to have prepositioned in metropolitan areas a strategic gas reserve, sorta like the srategic oil reserve but on liocal level. May not be practical storing gas for extended period. Anyhow, just thinking.
My bro forwarded me a interesting story about how vulnerable our national electric grid is. Not only is it vulnerable to cyberattack but also Solar super storms. The probability of this blackswan event is much higher than I thought, with power to big swathes of US out for months and $Trillion dollar hit to economy.November 2, 2012 at 7:54 AM #753642The-ShovelerParticipant
For all the PITB a septic system can be,
there are times it’s priceless.November 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM #753644moneymakerParticipant
I think I’m ready. Have a gas generator, boat full of gas, literally. Have an RV to stay in if the house is destroyed, weeks of food and water, thanks to rain barrels. By the way this is my first post from a smart phone.November 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM #753646The-ShovelerParticipant
So what are the chances they would say, hey the damage was not a real quake, it was caused by a passing truck maybe.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not that I am against them doing this it’s just that I think there would be Zero chance of the CEA ponying up the deductible on the claims.
East Coast homeowners saved from hurricane deductibles
Hurricane Sandy is shaping out to be one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history, with early damage estimates in the range of $30 billion to $50 billion, reports Barclays Capital.
For homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy, many will not have to pay costly hurricane deductibles before insurance coverage goes into effect.
Various homeowner insurance policies have a deductible based on a property’s insured value, which ranges from 1% to 5%.
For example, if there is a 5% deductible for a home that is insured for $300,000, the homeowner would pay $15,000 before receiving money from the insurance company.
The National Weather Service declared Hurricane Sandy as a “tropical storm” and as a result, homeowners in New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Connecticut are subject to pay costly hurricane insurance deductibles.
In New Jersey, for example, the Department of Banking and Insurance informed state insurers that hurricane deductibles do not apply because under state law, two requirements need to be met: it must be classified as a hurricane by The National Weather Service when it hits the state and winds must sustain 74mph inland.
Connecticut law must issue a hurricane warning for the state in order for the deductible to go into effect.
“The state moved very swiftly to alert the industry that this storm — although devastating to so many — did not meet the criteria for a hurricane deductible under state law,” said Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a statement.
In New York, homeowners do not have to pay for hurricane deductibles, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“Insurers should understand the Department of Financial Services will be monitoring how claims are handled,” he said in a statement.November 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM #753655paramountParticipant
I really want to believe this didn’t happen as reported/implied, but if it’s even close to the truth this pussy is a TOTAL POS to say the least:November 3, 2012 at 2:11 AM #753662CA renterParticipant
Though he tried to hide it, he looked shocked when they told him that the kids were found dead. Almost had a guilty look cross his face for the briefest of moments. It’s easy to see how someone might not be able to tell the difference between a man or a woman in a storm like this, and he was probably suspicious of looters/criminals, etc., but still…
This story is absolutely horrible.November 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM #753669AecetiaParticipant
[quote=paramount]I really want to believe this didn’t happen as reported/implied, but if it’s even close to the truth this pussy is a TOTAL POS to say the least:
I agree. This is sickening.November 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM #753691
Chances are he’ll be moving real soon, since he won’t be able to look his neighbors in the eye.
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